The Christian Council of Ghana says its members are in a position to better maintain schools established by some of the churches in the country.

The council this week released a statement calling on government to release all schools belonging to some of its members back to them.

Some of the schools include Wesley Girls, Presbyterian Boys School, Adisadel College and many others belong to the Methodist, Presbyterian or the Anglican churches.

The council says the Ghana Education Service has failed to properly maintain those schools.

General Secretary of the council Dr. Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong, told Joy News they want discussions about the issue to be devoid of partisan politics.

According to him, almost all parties are in favour of the request and admonished government to heed to their call.

"It is good for all of us" he said, adding the churches are ready and will be able to better manage the schools.

He said given the track record of the churches in setting up private universities and managing them competently and professionally, he had no doubt the same churches will do a better job with the high schools.

Dr. Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong said if government were to relinquish the schools today the churches are ready to take over.

Meanwhile, the deputy Education Minister Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has said the controversial must be a subject of national debate and consensus arrived at before a decision is taken.